Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Saudi Arabia

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Saudi Arabia

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1997

Jan. 23: US attorney general Janet Reno stated that Saudi Arabia had failed to cooperate with the United States in the investigation into the 25 June 1996 Khubar bombing. [1/24 NYT]

Feb. 28: In Washington, Saudi Arabian minister of defense Prince Sultan bin-`Abd al-Aziz alSa'ud met with US secretary of state Madeleine Albright to discuss bilateral relations, regional issues and Saudi-US cooperation in the Khubar bombing investigation. [3/4 FBIS]

Mar. 22: Canadian authorities arrested Saudi Hani `Abd Rahim al-Sayigh, a suspect in the 25 June 1996 Khubar bombing. [3/23 NYT]

Mar. 25: It was reported that Syria refused to provide information about Ja`far Shuaykhat, a suspect in the 25 June 1996 Khubar bombing who died in Syrian custody in September 1996. [3/26 NYT]

Mar. 26: Canadian authorities charged Saudi Fahad Shihri with engaging in terrorism. It was unclear for which specific act he was being charged. Shihri was arrested in Canada in December 1996. …

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